or


or
1. conjunction /ɔː(ɹ),ɔɹ,oʊɹ,ɑɹ/
a) Connects at least two words, phrases, clauses, etc. that each could make a sentence true. In English, this is the "inclusive or." The "exclusive or" is "either...or".

The sporophyte foot is also characteristic: it is very broad and more or less lenticular or disciform, as broad or broader than the calyptra stalk, and is sessile on the calyptra base

b) Logical union of two sets of values. There are two forms, an exclusive or and an inclusive or.

Its raining! Come inside or youll catch a cold!

Syn: and/or
2. noun /ɔː(ɹ),ɔɹ,oʊɹ,ɑɹ/
a) The gold or yellow tincture on a coat of arms.

, 1909, The metals are gold and silver, these being termed "or" and "argent". — Arthur Charles Fox-Davies, A Complete Guide to Heraldry

b) gold (metal)

, 1889, In engraving, "Or" is expressed by dots. — Charles Norton Elvin, A Dictionary of Heraldry

Syn: o., Or
See Also: Au
3. adjective /ɔː(ɹ),ɔɹ,oʊɹ,ɑɹ/
Of gold or yellow tincture on a coat of arms.
Syn: gold
4. preposition /ɔː(ɹ),ɔɹ,oʊɹ,ɑɹ/
Before; ere.

"Sey ye never so," seyde Sir Bors, "for many tymys or this she hath bene wroth with you, and aftir that she was the firste that repented hit."


Wikipedia foundation.


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.